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Anastasiadis returns as PAOK coach

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 19, 2014 at 8:56 am •  Published: May 19, 2014
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THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek league runner-up PAOK Thessaloniki has named Angelos Anastasiadis as coach after reaching a two-year deal.

The 61-year-old former player and coach the northern Greek club returned to Thessaloniki after a 10-year absence, backed by the owner, Greek-Russian businessman Ivan Savvidis.

PAOK finished the league second behind Olympiakos, but lost a spot in the Champions League in the playoffs and lost the Greek Cup final to Panathinaikos.

Anastasiadis, who previously coached several other Greek clubs and the Cyprus national team, replaces Dutch coach Huub Stevens and caretaker Giorgos Giorgiadis at PAOK.